Professor, author and “ecofashionista” Regina Root has not only been selected to serve as president ad honorem of Latin America’s largest fashion congress, Ixel Moda. This College of William and Mary professor has also pioneered a new “Ethical Fashion” course that promotes knowledge about fair-trade apparel and discusses topics related to the global fashion industry. … More Ecofashion link round-up: Ethical Fashion Show promotes awareness of what we wear.
Author Regina Root was interviewed this month by Página/12, one of Argentina’s most prominent newspapers, about the ultimate symbol of female independence in postcolonial Argentina: the comb. Root tells the paper: “This accessory, whose popularity lasted nearly two decades, became an emblem. There is no doubt that women with combs were seen as participants in … More In postcolonial Argentina, this fashionable hairstyle had the last word.
Today is the first day of Ixel Moda 2009, the second Latin American Congress on fashion, an event in Cartagena, Colombia, that seemingly aims to take the field of fashion studies to a whole new level. The event features fashion shows, table discussions, and is one that “combines the creative and academic sectors,” according to … More Ixel Moda 2009